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You can thank us after you see these 14 “useful” open source software list


Open source technologies have come a long way and are here to stay. Access to enterprise software in the past used to be a privilege only big businesses could afford. Besides the fact that many of them come free, many of these software have communities of like minded developers who can talk you through practical steps to achieving your plans. Let me also point out that not all open source software are totally free but the ones you see below are. The list was originally compiled by Cyberciti.


1. Replicant: This is a free and open source distribution of the Android operating system. It is currently available for several smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus and others.

2. Miro video converter: This video converter can convert videos to or from a variety of formats. It also supports formats that are compatible with Android and iOS operating systems. The software is free and open source.

3. OwnCloud- Dropbox alternative for cloud storage service: You can use this as a replacement or addition to Dropbox. This free and open source cloud software has been talked about a lot since its arrival.

4. Docker: This is a free and open source Linux container that you can look into.

5. Adminer: This is a database management tool that has been written in PHP. It was earlier known as phpMyAdmin.

6. MariaDB: This is a fork of the MySQL server that has been developed by the open source community.

7. RackTables: This is a data center asset management system, which can be used in order to document hardware assets, space in racks, network addresses, network configurations etc.

8. Apache Cordova: This is an open source framework, which can be used in order to use standardised web APIs to make mobile apps. You can use this to create apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Ubuntu, BlackBerry and other operating systems.

9. Angry IP Scanner: This one provides the ipscan tool, which is an alternative to the nmap command for the command line. 

10. Jekyll: This is a content management system that can be used in order to make simple blogs. It lets you use static HTML generators and avoid CMS.

11. DokuWiki: This open source software makes for a very good open source wiki resource, which doesn’t use a database.

12. MediaGoblin: You can use this open source media publishing platform as an alternative for YouTube, Soundcloud etc.

13. Scrollout F1: This software can be used in order to set up an email firewall gateway system.

14. Observium: Written in PHP/MySQL, this open source software allows you to observe networks and monitor the system.

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